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Page 180 - He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
Page 313 - Good, which perhaps gave me a turn of thinking that had an influence on some of the principal future events of my life.
Page 62 - Prayer is the simplest form of speech That infant lips can try : Prayer the sublimest strains that reach The Majesty on high. 4 Prayer is the Christian's vital breath, The Christian's native air ; His watchword at the gates of death ; He enters heaven with prayer. 5 Prayer is the contrite sinner's voice, Returning from his ways ; While angels in their songs rejoice, And cry—
Page 42 - The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between men, between the feeble and the powerful, the great and the insignificant, is energy — invincible determination — a purpose once fixed, and then death or victory. That quality will do anything that can be done in this world ; and no talents, no circumstances, no opportunities, will make a two-legged creature a man without it.
Page 81 - He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much : and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
Page 86 - In the world's broad field of battle, In the bivouac of Life, Be not like dumb, driven cattle I Be a hero in the strife ! Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant!
Page 18 - as I have no means of knowing what is best to be done, I will be guided by the luck which shall attend this spider. If the insect shall make another effort to fix its thread, and shall be successful, I will venture a seventh time to try my fortune in Scotland ; but if the spider shall fail I will go to the wars in Palestine, and never return to my native country more.
Page 105 - Neither the perseverance of Holland, nor the activity of France, nor the dexterous and firm sagacity of English enterprise ever carried this most perilous mode of hardy industry to the extent to which it has been pushed by this recent people; a people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood.